University Courses, Summer Schools and Webinars
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many events worldwide are either postponed or completely cancelled.
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MSU forestry non-credit online courses - Spring 2021
Michigan State University is offering the following forestry non-credit online courses in spring, 11 January - 7 May 2021:
Human Dimensions of Forest Carbon Management
Social dimensions associated with the development and implementation of forest-based climate change mitigation projects, including: valuation of trees and forests by local communities vs. international community; community decision making; public participation; community engagement.
Contact: Lauren Cooper, ltcooper(at)msu.edu
Human Dimensions of Forests
Social factors underlying human decisions about and conflicts over forest resources. Societal and citizen values, knowledge and behavior with respect to forest resources.
Contact: Emily Huff, ehuff(at)msu.edu
Measurement and Monitoring of Forest Carbon
Skill-based training in forest carbon inventory and carbon accounting methods. National and international monitoring of forest carbon stocks. Applications of remote sensing and geospatial technologies to forest carbon inventory.
Contact: David Skole, skole(at)msu.edu
Ecological, social and economic roles of Michigan’s forests in historic and contemporary context. Geographic similarities and differences in forest resources.
Contact: Jim Rivard, rivard12(at)msu.edu
Natural Resource Policy
Natural resources policy-making in the context of scientific, environmental, social, and legal-institutional factors. Historical evolution of policies and case studies of contemporary policy issues.
Contact: Emily Huff, ehuff(at)msu.edu
Date: 11 January - 7 May 2021
Organizers: Michigan State University, Department of Forestry
Contact: FOR.forestce(at)msu.edu for questions.
2020-21 Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) Learning Exchange Series
The Michigan State University Forest Carbon and Climate Program (MSU FCCP) is pleased to announce the 2020-21 Forest-Climate Working Group (FCWG) Learning Exchange Series. This year’s lineup includes a variety of speakers on topics such as land management, restoration, business perspectives, and carbon in contexts like agriculture and urban forests.
Date: 7 October 2020 / 4 November / 2 December 2020 / 6 January 2021 / 3 February / 3 March / 7 April / 5 May / 2 June 2021; 3:00-4:00 pm EST
Organizers: Michigan State Forest Carbon and Climate Program, Forest-Climate Working Group, Michigan State University
Erasmus Mundus Master Programme MEDfOR: Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management // 15 December 2020
MEDfOR is a two-year world-class Master Course Programme. The MEDfOR emphasis is on educating the leaders of the future generation of engineers, managers, researchers, and teachers involved in Mediterranean forestry and natural resources management. MEDfOR equips students with a solid scientific habilitation and the competences for careers in innovative fields of work within the Mediterranean forestry supply chain. It will both provide the basis needed for students to pursue academic opportunities (e.g. PhD program) and the qualifications needed to fill positions in all Mediterranean forestry supply chain segments (e.g. forestry and natural resources organizations, either public or private, either national or international). Students can study in two or three of the 7 universities of the Consortium and may also have the opportunity to do internships with our Associated Partners. Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be available for the best ranked candidates.
Organizers: University of Lisbon, University of Lleida, University of Padua, University of Tuscia, University of Valladolid, Karadeniz Technical University, Portuguese Catholic University
Submit application by: 15 December 2020
Details at: https://www.medfor.eu/content/about-course
Online Mini-Course – Forest Certification and Climate Change
Forest Certification and Climate Change is a mini-course that is focused on specific forest carbon and climate topics. Learners will develop a robust understanding of forest land values and ecologic services linking carbon management and climate change mitigation activities with forest certification. Topic areas include the physical science of forests and climate and forest certification and climate change. The course is self-paced, with an estimated participation time of 2-3 weeks, though users are free to begin and complete the course at any time within the course period.The course is self-paced, with an estimated participation time of 2-3 weeks, though users are free to begin and complete the course at any time within the course period.
Date: The course is offered three times a year: March 9 - June 9 // July 9 - October 9 // November 9 - February 9.
Organizers: Michigan State University, Department of Forestry, Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP) in partnership with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)
Details and Registration: https://www.canr.msu.edu/fccp/professional-development-courses/forest-certification-and-climate-change
Online Short Course – Understanding Forest Carbon Management
Understanding Forest Carbon Management is an intensive, online short course designed to provide a robust introduction to the benefits of forest land management specific to carbon while offering clear action paths. Topic areas include carbon cycle and storage science, domestic and international policy overview, project case studies, management considerations, measurement basics, and available tools and support. The course is self-paced, with an estimated participation time of 6-8 weeks, though users are free to begin and complete the course at any time within the course period.
Date: The course is offered three times a year: March 15 - June 15 // July 15 - October 15 // November 15 - February 15.
Organizers: Michigan State University, Department of Forestry, Forest Carbon and Climate Program (FCCP) in partnership with the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science (NIACS) and the USDA Northern Forest Climate Hub (USDA Hub)
Details and Registration: https://www.canr.msu.edu/fccp/short-courses/understanding-forest-carbon-management
NFZ forestnet Annual Summer School: Emerging Pests and Diseases in Temperate Forests
The summer school aims to present the state of knowledge on some emerging forest pests and diseases through case studies. It will also focus on risk management, detection, monitoring and control methods and include classes, tutorials, discussion sessions, working groups and a field trip to the Vosges forests. Each day will focus on a specific topic concerning emerging pests and diseases in European temperate forests. The course will consist of a 5-day cycle of lectures, discussions, interactive learning activities, and moderated forums provided by international experts. The summer school is designed for PhD students, young researchers, and Master's students interested in understanding the biology and the epidemiology of emerging pests and diseases in temperature forests, and gaining insight into the consequences for forest management.
New Date: 5-9 July 2021
Location: Nancy, France
Organizers: AgroParisTech, INRAE, Université de Lorraine (France)
Registration: 1 March - 1 May 2021
Details at: https://workshop.inrae.fr/nfz-summerschool/